College for Professional Studies
MS Software Engineering
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Risk considerations when determining network infrastructure upgrade methodology have been interesting in areas of cost, time, and path. This paper evolved from a concrete look at upgrading a specific network to a more abstract investigation of the dangers inherent to upgrading large scale networks based on the form the upgrade took. Personal experience had suggested a remove and replace strategy might be most cost effective but planning, scope creep and other factors combined to show risk mitigation is best practiced on a small scale implementation when possible to reduce the consequences of even partial failure. A study of the cost of risk aversion in specific industries seems almost mandated to see if theory in this area is close to practical reality.
Date of Award
© Gene Brandt
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Brandt, Gene, "Risk Considerations When Determining Network in Infrastructure Upgrade Methodology" (2011). Student Publications. 431.